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Learning Health Systems Webinar

October 16, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Presented by: Professor Jean-François Ethier

Learning Health Systems require common, connecting infrastructure in order to operate at scale. This talk will describe the development of technology in Quebec that puts the patient at the centre of integrated research, knowledge transfer and care delivery. Fundamental features of this federated approach include semantic interoperability between health and research infrastructures, supports for complex health data queries, and formal models (ontologies) to link care, research and connected personal devices.


Dr. Jean-François Ethier is a clinician-scientist and associate professor in the departments of Medicine as well as Computer Science of the Université de Sherbrooke and is an attending physician at the Sherbrooke University Health Center. He is also the co-director of the Groupe de recherche interdisciplinaire en informatique de la santé (GRIIS.ca). Professor Ethier has extensive collaborations in Europe and is an associate researcher at the INSERM UMRS 1138 in Paris. He received his medical training from McGill University where he graduated MD CM in 2006 and completed his residency in internal medicine in 2011. He subsequently completed a Master STS (public health) and a PhD in health informatics in Paris at Paris IV (Université Pierre-Marie Curie). His research duties include the direction of the Data Access Group of the Quebec SPOR Support Unit and of the development of health information technologies in the SPOR Canadian Data Platform funded by CIHR.





This webinar will be held via Zoom (webconferencing). To fully participate, you will need:

  • a computer (preferred) or smart phone or tablet
  • an internet connection

Failing that, you can still participate via teleconference using the numbers below.

A few minutes before the meeting start time:

1. Click the Webinar Link:


2. Once connected to Zoom online you need to connect to the audio side:

  • Click the Join Audio button
  • If you have a microphone and speakers or a webcam with a microphone, select Computer Audio, then Join Audio by Computer (preferred).
  • Otherwise, select Phone Call, pick up your telephone handset, and enter these three things:
  • phone number: 1-855-703-8985
  • access code: 814-749-167
  • your attendee number, as displayed in Zoom once you’re connected

If needed, the meeting password is Network10 (case sensitive).


October 16, 2019
10:00 am - 11:30 am